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How to install Askbot on a MacBook Pro?

I want to try out Askbot locally on my Macbook pro. Can somebody please write a step-by-step installation instruction of installing it (considering the fact that I am completely new to Python and Django). I work on PHP but have no idea how Python works. I did a easy_install of askbot but am not sure how to configure the DB settings. I know the dependencies were automatically downloaded.

Going forward how do I configure the db and how to view the default askbot installation on a browser?

Thanks in advance.

Praz's avatar
asked 2013-01-21 22:07:53 -0500
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Look for info on how to install Django on a Mac, follow that and then install askbot.

I recommend you use sqlite3 database engine as it is the easiest to get going on a mac.

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answered 2013-01-21 22:29:57 -0500
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well, I guess Django is already installed as a dependency package when I ran easy_install for askbot. a ls on the /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/ shows Django-1.4.3-py2.7.egg as well as other askbot dependencies to be present. what next? Why don't you guys come up with a newbie friendly installation guide for such a great project? It will help noobs like us learn and start using askbot.

Praz's avatar Praz (2013-01-22 20:22:38 -0500) edit

The best description we have is in the documentation - linked in the header.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-01-23 23:39:39 -0500) edit
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